Daniel Webster Underwood, III

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Daniel Webster Underwood, III

Birthplace: Alto Pass, IL, United States
Death: February 02, 1932 (69)
Place of Burial: Belleville, IL, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Pvt. (USA) Daniel Webster Underwood and Susan A. Underwood
Husband of Sarah Jane Underwood
Father of Aaron Reed Underwood; Hazel Sarchett; Private; Private and Private
Brother of Philinda Stone

Occupation: Railroad
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About Daniel Webster Underwood, III

Daniel Webster Underwood, II (?) and Sarah Jane Rendleman were married in May, 1895, per daughter Mary (Underwood) Howenstein. Daniel was age 32 and Sarah was age 30; this was her first marriage, which was a bit unusual at the time, and she may have been considered a spinster. To this union 7 children were born, with 13 years between the youngest and the oldest.


  • Aaron Reed Underwood
  • Harriet Underwood (9/24/1897 Alto Pass, Union Co., IL - 12/14/1931 Edgemont, St. Clair Co., IL) - married Roy Williams in 1916. A son was born in 1917 and died the same year.
  • Daniel W. Underwood, III (3/5/1901 Murphysboro, IL - 12/1945 East St. Louis, St. Clair Co., IL). Daniel died in an automobile accident. He married Lena Belle Smith (1901 East St. Louis, St. Clair Co., IL)
  • Hazel Underwood (6/8/1902 Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL - ). In 1920 married William Sarchett. Hazel was a member of D.A.R. and Eastern Star.
  • Mildred Underwood (9/21/1904 Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL - ). She married 1 - Ray Battefeld and 2 - Clarence Britton. . Mildred was a member of D.A.R.
  • Mary Underwood (4/3/1907 - deceased). On 12/17/1931 she married Gerald Howenstein (8/23/1899 Cobden, IL - 12/13/1985 Freeburg, IL). Mary (Underwood) and Gerald Howenstein were married nearly 54 years, with Gerald dying 4 days before their 54th anniversary.
  • Alice Underwood (5/27/1909 Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL - deceased). She married John "Jack" Houston on 3/13/1926 in Collinsville, IL.

Daniel Webster Underwood worked for the Missouri and Ohio Railroad and, in 1907, lost half of one of his hands and three fingers while trying to couple cars together. The family lived in Murpysboro, Jackson Co., IL at the time, but after the accident moved the family 5 miles out of town to live on a farm. With the children being between 6 months and 13 years old at the time, and with Daniel having trouble doing all the farm chores due to his hand injury, the family stayed on the farm only 2 - 3 years. Then they moved back to town and Daniel was rehired to work for the Missouri & Ohio RR. He was sent to work in East Saint Louis in St. Clair Co., IL so the family moved there and finished raising their children in that location.

This information is from a family history recorded in book form by one of their daughters, Mary (Underwood) Howenstein, (great-great granddaugher of William "Wedgbar" Underwood). Her book, Patriots - Their Footsteps Erased was written in memory of Private William Underwood (1759 - 1852).

Find A Grave Memorial #121335008.

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Daniel Webster Underwood, III's Timeline

October 2, 1862
Alto Pass, IL, United States
March 11, 1896
Alto Pass, Union County, Illinois, United States
June 8, 1902
February 2, 1932
Age 69
Mt Hope Cemetery, Belleville, IL, United States